In Reply to: Re: Farmer Dan - Drawbar Anti-rotation Plate posted by doug on March 09, 2017 at 10:51:53:
Those are called STAY BARS. Their purpose is to keep the height of the lift/drawbar at a certain height for when you need to pull something that you do not want bobbing up and down. Look closely at the right side axle trumpet and observe the SAFETY CHAIN and WARNING BADGE that is part of the set up. It has a lockout mechanism that is held onto the Quadrant Lift Lever via the position stop and wing nut. Once you install the STAY BARS, you DO NOT want to be able to raise or lower the lift arms as you will do irreparable damage to the rear lift and/or hydraulic pump. The SAFTEY CHAIN LOCKOUT is a just that. It keeps the set up in place even if you inadvertently reach down to raise the lift with your fingers. The STAY BARS; WARNINGBADGE; and SAFETY CHAIN ASSEMBLY were part of a shipping kit issued with each new tractor. Harold Cooke‘s picture is a perfect display of both STAY BARS and STABILZER BARS. Often referred to as SWAY BARS, and just as often confused with STAY BARS, they are two completely different devices. STABILIZER BARS connect to brackets mounted underneath the fenders and reach back to the implement, or in this case, the 11 Hole/9N-5182 drawbar. Their purpose is to keep the implement from ‘swaying’ back and forth. They are very effective while using a back blade, mower, brush hog, disc harrow, wagons, and others implements, but not plows. When using STABILIZER BARS, without the STAY BARS, it is then possible to raise and lower the lift without doing any damage provided they are connected properly.
9N-5370 Drawbar Safety Chain/Warning Badge Assembly; photo courtesy of Del Huebner:
Another DIY Drawbar safety lock, photo courtesy of Galen Mommens:
More applications of the 9N-5374 L/R STAY BARS: